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Meet the Space Mission Analysis Branch Team

As a premiere space concepts and systems analysis organization, SMAB enables well-informed decision-making throughout NASA with integrated analysis and assessments of complex space systems, architectures, and portfolios based on benefit, cost, and risk. Through support of a broad set of agency customers, SMAB provides holistic insights within and across organizations that advance NASA’s human exploration and robotic scientific missions.

SMAB Teams and Leads

Lunar Architecture Team

Emily Judd and Garrett Carman

Campaign Team

Chel Stromgren and Katie McBrayer


Bill Cirillo and Andrew Owens

Human Landing System

Ryan Joyce, Ben Merrel and Roger Lepsch

EVA and Human Surface Mobility Program

Lem Carpenter

SMAB Personnel

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Kevin Earle

Branch Head

Jordan Klovstad

Branch Head

Dan Mazanek

Assistant Branch Head SMAB–Exploration

David Reeves

Assistant Branch Head

Dale Arney

New team member arriving soon!

Emily Ballantyne

Greg Benjamin

Amber Bettis

Angela Bowes

Alexander Burg

Alex Burg

Zachary Burkhardt

Katie Burn

Naylah Sinclair Canty

Josh Carden

Josh Carden

Garrett Carman

Lem Carpenter

Patrick Chai

D.J. Charewicz

Katelyn Christein

Jon Chrone

Alexus Cottonham

Shaun Deacon

Stacy Dees

Stacy Dees

Jim Dempsey

Jim Dempsey

Chloe Downs

Ari Drake

Breeanna Ebert

Bailey Ethridge

Paul Friz

Laurence Garcia

Kandyce Goodliff

Melanie Grande

Michael Humphrey

Diana Illingsworth

Marie Ivanco

Lindsey Jacobson

Sharon Jefferies

Ryan Joyce

Ryan Joyce

Emily Judd

Andrew Keener

Marc Koerschner

Jacob Kulikowski

Kevin Larman

Elijah Levi

Tim Lewis

Chase Lynch

Emily Mah

Justin Martinez

New team member arriving soon!

Katie McBrayer

Andrew McCrea

Carolyn McGee

Benjamin Merrel

Gabe Merrill

Janice Miller

Janice Miller

John Mulvaney

Michelle Nadeau

Victoria O'Leary

Victoria O’Leary

Jose Ortiz

Andrew Owens

Claire Pape

Veebs Panchal

Haley Parker

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Charles Pett

Nicole Piontek

Akshay Prasad

Min Qu

Min Qu

Vianni Ricano Cadenas

Vianni Ricano Cadenas

Wilbert Andrés Ruperto-Hernández

Andrew Sais

Josh Sams

Josh Sams

Kodi Schwartz

Matt Simon

Shelley Spears

Shelley Spears

Richard Spolzino

Fred Stillwagen

Chris Stockdale

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Chel Stromgren

Richard Sutherland

Dan Tiffin

Pat Troutman

Jon Vega

Jackson Walker

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Joe Widmer

Betsy Wusk

Anne Zukowski